monte carlo ss not starting
Jacquie

United States

#22 Sep 14, 2009
angela wrote:
My daughters 96 monte carlo z34 is wanting to stall when she is sitting still at traffic lights etc. It also sutters and then lunges when you apply the gas. Anyone know what this could be? we had a complete tune up about 5 months ago, so I know it isn't plugs,wires etc.
I have been experiencing the exact same problems and took my car to the dealership today. They said that it is the Mass Air Flow Sensor.
Nancy

Forest Hills, KY

#23 Nov 22, 2009
Having trouble with my 2002 Monte Carlo SS starting all the time. The problem is intermittent.
Will crank, but wont start. Fuel pump, cam sensor has been replaced. Every time I have it towed to the dealer, the car will start when they take it off the tow truck and will start for the mechanics, so they can't seem to find the problem. In the very beginning, before the car started doing this, my security light would come on and stay on for a while..but not at the time the car was not startint. I've had it in the garage 5 times over the past 6 weeks. Its very frustrating to say the least. Cant trade and really dont want to trade it. I really love the car. Has someone else had this same problem with their Monte? Please help.
ray

Glenolden, PA

#24 Nov 29, 2009
Nancy, Ialso have 2002 mc ss - It has been stalling for weeks,hard to start once, just had the fuel filter changed, ran it twice since and now it will not start, I will let you know what i do next.
Nancy wrote:
Having trouble with my 2002 Monte Carlo SS starting all the time. The problem is intermittent.
Will crank, but wont start. Fuel pump, cam sensor has been replaced. Every time I have it towed to the dealer, the car will start when they take it off the tow truck and will start for the mechanics, so they can't seem to find the problem. In the very beginning, before the car started doing this, my security light would come on and stay on for a while..but not at the time the car was not startint. I've had it in the garage 5 times over the past 6 weeks. Its very frustrating to say the least. Cant trade and really dont want to trade it. I really love the car. Has someone else had this same problem with their Monte? Please help.
ray

Glenolden, PA

#25 Nov 29, 2009
where is the fuel regulator thanks
Scrappy wrote:
I had basically the same problems and then it finally broke down. The mechanic shop replaced the mass air flow sensor and the crank sensor. It started back up but still hard to crank most of the time and not idleing smoothly. Had to pat the gas when trying to crank it. Finally I found some information online that led me to check the fuel regulator and that was my problem all along. So after I spent over $500 I personally figured out the problem and the regulator was only $70.00 at napa.$15.00 at advance auto. I went with the more expensive one. Also chevrolet does have a bulletin out mentioning the fuel regulators. Hope this helps someone and try this before spending too much money. Also the way I checked the regulator is to pull the plastic hose off and see if fuel is blowing back through it or if you smell fuel. This line goes back to the throttle body and shouldn't have fuel in it. I think it's a vacumm line. My regulator had a bad diaphram. Good Luck.
Silver Surfer

Farmington, MI

#26 Dec 2, 2009
2001 Monte Carlo SS.
Replace "Mass Air Flow" sensor. This is a common problem after 100,000 miles or so. One common symtom is that the car will start and run fine at idle. When you take off, it will sputter and die. It will restart and maybe get you home but chances are it will sputter and die again. Then again it may not restart right away but after it sits a while it may start and run fine for a short period.
Unfortunately, you can't get your MAF sensor checked so...?
The Mass Air Flow sensor tells the computer what to do regarding regulating fuel and air mixture.
The sensor is about 200.00-300.00 w/exchange.
ant

United States

#27 Feb 14, 2010
i have a 2001 monte carlo SS, and for some reason when i go to the car and try to start it, nothing happens, meaning when i put the key in the ignition and turn it, i get no response, no sound, no anything, the dashboard is even blank, only get power to my radio, to get the car to start, i have to reach down to the body control module, disconnect the middle 1 and sort of play with it til the dashboard lights up how it should, i notice b4 i start it tho, it says security and i used to have the push button start alarm(the alarm where u push a button and it starts) and i remember it saying security all the time, even when the car was on and being driven, is it a passlock sensor problem? i plan on taking it to the dealer tomorrow, is that the way to go?
toby

Coffeyville, KS

#28 Mar 14, 2010
recently bout an 96 monte carlo z34 from my grandpa he said never had a problem out of it then one day he a block away from home an it quits so after checken sum things it appears the fuel pump was bad so replaced it an the fuel filter an now i turn ignition on an i can hear pump start up but when i try start car it will turn over an over but not start
Carolj

Cranford, NJ

#29 Mar 19, 2010
brenda wrote:
I have a 2000 mc ss and sometimes it won't start. I mean it won't make a sound and everything works on it when it does this so I know it's not the battery. After about 15 minutes of trying to start it then it will start. You never know when it is going to do this. Sometimes the security light will come on and stay on and then the next time you start it, it's off. The alarm is turned off but it still does it. Does anyone know if there is someway to bypass the security system?
I have a Monte Carlo 2001 SS and I experience the same problem. For now it seem like if you pop open the hood,(remove the keys first)
then close it the care resets and starts up immediately. My mechanic told me to take it to the dealer to have it reprogram remote the keys.
We will see if that works.
Carolj

Cranford, NJ

#30 Mar 19, 2010
I have a Monte Carlo 2001 SS and I experience the same problem.The car will not start but the lights radio everything would come on. I have a brand new battery.
For now it seem like if you pop open the hood,(remove the keys first)
then close it the care resets and the engine starts up immediately. My mechanic told me to take it to the dealer to have them reprogrammed the remote keys.
We will see if that works.
robert

Plano, TX

#31 Mar 23, 2010
TOOLS REQUIRED
None

Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).
Observe the SECURITY telltale, after approximately 10 minutes the telltale will turn OFF.
Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds .
Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes (the vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK). IMPORTANT: The vehicle learns the Passlock(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.
Start the engine (the vehicle has now learned the Passlock(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or password).
With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed (history DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles).

Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/questions/28pfb-car...
Angela

Sioux City, IA

#33 Mar 23, 2010
WOW!! You hit it on the dot. It was a fuse, not sure what one, but it's working great now. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY!!
rockola wrote:
<quoted text>my 2oo1 was acting the same way my number 1 eng fuse was loose under the hood.it controls a lot of things
Angela

Sioux City, IA

#34 Mar 23, 2010
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE REPLIES. It ended up being a fuse as "ROKOLA" suggested, THANKS!!
ScottM

Brentwood, CA

#35 May 21, 2010
I too have a 95 Monti Carlo (LS) that has the clicking noise under the dash for a few minutes, than sometimes will start. Keeping the lights on helps to keep it running. Or it will run rough and quit at stoplights. I replaced the ignition switch months ago but it still does this. Driving at hiway speed it may die altogather than restart itself. So, its spooky and extreamly unpredictable. This problum often goes away for months at a time than starts doing it all over again.
Brooksie

Brockton, MA

#36 Jun 6, 2010
I had been having a similar problem with my 2004 SS. When it ran, it drove perfectly for the most part, but sometimes it would hesitate when I hit the gas and then suddenly surge. The engine would usually shut off when I was at a stop or slowing down. At first it would start normally after a stall, but eventually it had trouble starting. It would sound like the engine turned over but it wouldn't run. FINALLY it coded and it turned out that it was the mass air flow sensor. If you're having the same problem and it's not coding, try this: The next time it won't start, try unplugging the mass air flow sensor and see if it starts up. If it does, it may very well be the sensor that's causing the problem.
Nicole

Middletown, DE

#37 Jul 25, 2010
I'm having an issue with my 01 mc ss when i get gas. The engine sounds like it starts up and the rpms go but then it just shuts off. I have to try it a few times and then it eventually starts up and revs itself until it evens out. I also have trouble starting it at random times which is occuring a lot more since the getting gas problem started. Someone said it may be my fuel regulator. Does anyone know what may cause these problems?
Mauricio

Hialeah, FL

#38 Aug 9, 2010
I have a Monte Carlo 2005 LS. A month ago entered water in the tank. So I removed all the mix from the tank and put half tank new gas, and some water removers as well.
I tried to make it start and after many cranks the starter got burned and the battery died.
So, yesterday, after 4 weeks, I replaced the starter and the battery with new parts.
The problem now is that the engine doesn't crank, just the characteristic sound of the bendix trying to move the motor, but not enough power although the battery is new.
At the begining thought that the starter was incorrectly installed, so I did it again and with the same result.

Is it possible that the water in tank and in the line could have caused any problem with the pistons and subsequently make the engine heavier to start??
Somebody help me, please.
Thank you very much.
Michael Patch

Fort Worth, TX

#39 Aug 31, 2010
pull your fuse for your radio.no b.s.
Michael Patch

Fort Worth, TX

#40 Aug 31, 2010
pull your radioi fuse.no bs
MC2001SSowner

Box Elder, MT

#42 Sep 16, 2010
I had the same no starting issues until I checked the cable that ran into the top relay panel and found it to be half way broken so I broke it all the way off the untightened the bolt and put the stub that was left under the bolt and tightened and she fired right up so I hope this helps at least a couple of you
MC2001SSowner

Box Elder, MT

#43 Sep 16, 2010
Also I forgot to mention that it was under the hood and it was the one on the top

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